Upcoming AOF Events for you!

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Ken Nahigian

Jul 7, 2021, 3:51:07 PM7/7/21
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Adopt-a-Highway CleanupYour Trash Picker is not a Toy
Saturday, July 10, 2021, 9:00am - 11:00am
A tidy stretch of Highway 99 runs two miles from Elkhorn Boulevard to Elverta Road -- our stretch! Sac-area freethinkers "adopted" it in July 1995. It's tidy because we have cared for it, nurtured it, lovingly rescued it from litter and debris, and received recognition for our work. As one of our more successful civic efforts, it proves freethinkers can also serve the community.
So join us please! Enjoy a morning commune with nature, and do a deed for the environment and local area wildlife. The refuse we collect would otherwise ultimately be swept by the rain into tributaries and into the ocean, degrading habitat, and leading to a slow death for many sea creatures.
Also, the things you might find ...! Over the years volunteers have recovered many highly esoteric items: lacy undergarb, erotic equipment, drug paraphernalia, even $100 bills -- yo, we don't kid, actual C-notes littered amid the highway detritus! -- and even stranger things. We are too delicate to say ... we blush, we drop our eyes ... but we promise, surprises always await.
As usual, the stalwart activity captain will provide all safety equipment, including comfortable, natty hard-hats and gloves, stylish safety vests, collection bags, and handy trash pickers. The cleanup takes a scant two hours. Please dress for the season. It may be a good idea to bring a backpack or fanny-pack to carry 3 or 4 trash bags.
To get there, travel north from Sacramento on I-5, past the Sleeptrain Arena. Take the "Highway 99 - Yuba City, Marysville" exit. Exit at Elkhorn Boulevard less than a mile north. Turn left, cross the overpass. Park in the park-&-ride lot if possible, or somewhere near it.
This is a great event for older children, but please leave smalls safe at home.
Please review the CalTrans Highway Cleanup guidelines at https://dot.ca.gov/programs/maintenance/adopt-a-highway/covid19
Location :  Near W. Elkhorn Blvd & Hwy 99, see map at https://goo.gl/maps/zw3Rwct9yR52 
Contact :  916-447-2169 (Don Knutson), or see https://www.aofonline.org/contact.html 
In case of rain, excessive mud, rapture or locust plague, the Cleanup will be rescheduled. If unsure, call the Activity Captain (Don).
Click to see who's on the Board!Planning Meeting
Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 07:00pm - 08:00pm
It's an AOF planning meeting, mainly for AOF directors & officers but open to all. These happen as required and are a lot more fun than they sound. Honest.
Join us, meet the Board, keep an eye on the shenanigans. We love visitors. And maybe you'll have some good ideas.
Note, this will be an actual in-person meeting, so be sure your vaccinations are current, or wear a mask.
Location :  Ettore’s Bakery (dining room), 2376 Fair Oaks Blvd, map: https://goo.gl/maps/EGWMQuveuoBkLSMs9.
Bring your ideas for AOF, your strategies, your suggestions for events and activities -- most of all, your volunteerism. Helping hands are wonderful.
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